- 14 August 2009
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Factory concept model of Douglas Skysentry found on eBay.
This auction is for a factory concept model from Douglas of the Sky Sentry. This was the Douglas counter-proposal to the radar "Connie" from Lockheed. It's an in-house wood model, with all original paint and markings. It has age-related stress cracks, common to all wood models that are over 55 years old. It has a small chip on the right wing pod and the radar dome. The plane itself has never had any restoration or repair and it's 100% original. The stand is 100% original with the original felt on the bottom and a reproduction logo, but has been repainted (These stands usually had a black paint textured finish). All props and spinners are made of metal and intact, they were recast from an original set. According to the friend collector who had sold me the model, this one probably came from the Douglas Museum sale back in the early 1990's and Douglas only made 15 of these models, this is number 11. It is highly unlikely that you'll see another one of these for sale. I hate to part with this beautiful and rare aircraft but I am letting it go due to limited space while currently working overseas (plus I want to concentrate on my helicopter collection!). Free shipping to the US and Europe.